Periodic Table of the Elements: Germanium

Name: Germanium
Symbol: Ge
Atomic Number: 32
Atomic Mass: 72.59
Atomic Volume: 13.64 cc/mol
Discovered By: First isolated by Winkler in 1886
Discovery Date: 1886
Origin of Name: Germanium - (Latin) Germania (Germany)
Toxicity: Compounds are slightly toxic.
Summary: Predicted by Mendeleev using his Periodic Table and named "ekasilicon". Germanium is an important semiconductor material.


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HHe
LiBeBCNOFNe
NaMgAlSiPSClAr
KCaScTiVCrMnFeCoNiCuZnGaGeAsSeBrKr
RbSrYZrNbMoTcRuRhPdAgCdInSnSbTeIXe
CsBaLaCePrNdPmSmEuGdTbDyHoErTmYbLuHfTaWReOsIrPtAuHgTlPbBiPoAtRn
FrRaAcThPaUNpPuAmCmBkCfEsFmMdNoLr

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